The Pearl River is rocking and rolling at 15 feet on the Pearl River, Louisiana gauge. After passing over the lower end on Highway 90, I began to wonder if my fishing biddy Jay Ladner, team Phoenix bass boat member, was going to put me on the fish. However, Jay traveled down river to find clean water in some of the many bayous in the marsh..... Read More
Finished with thirty one nice trout today. The Causeway is always a puzzle but it can be fun figuring out the pattern. Steve McNemar, myself, and a special guest (hohoho!) started around 8 am at the 1 mile mark from the north shore. The trout are scattered but the tide moved today with a steady bite. We caught trout from 1-5 miles out because it got choppy after that. Most trout were around two.... Read More
It appears the Pearl River bass survived the hurricane. A trip last week produced some nice keeper. (All fish were released). West Middle to the East Pearl, bass were hitting a Stanley black and blue jig. The water was high, around 12 ft on Pearl gauge, so some areas had water in the woods. We did catch a few fish in the marsh areas but the upper sections were the hot.... Read More
Bass fishing in the Venice area is off the chart. The river is down and the water is clean. Grand, Batiste Collette, down river, the area does not matter. Anglers should move until some fish are found. Just stick close to the river or passes. Look for spots where the tide is coming around a point but not ripping through the area. Stanley spinnerbaits, Havoc's, or just a red shad worm.... Read More
After reading Todd's and Andy's Venice posting, I had to load up the boat and make the journey south to the mouth of the river. I know two Louisiana Outdoor Writers Association award winning authors would not steer an angler wrong.
I asked my friend Bill Toler to join. It never hurts to have an experience hand on deck. The weather conditions were not what bass anglers would order. High.... Read More
Yes, plenty of trout on the bridge but keepers are hard to find. I fished Sat. Ended up with 17 trout - 12' to 4 lbs. Threw back 3 or 4 limits of drum. Add in a few white trout and croakers and the action was constant. 3 ' Gulp shrimp - Nat, Molt, or white. 1/2 ounce head was better than 3/8 size. 10 lb Berkley 100% fluorocarbon.
Trout are midlake - either side of the 12 mile hump due to.... Read More
I hit the four mile hump yesterday around 10 am. Before I got to the eight mile hump, I had 25 nice trout, 1 blue cat, and 3 reds. I did not keep any black drum but I caught about 20 of those. I was back to Madisonville before 2 pm.
Fish are scattered but I stayed on the north bound (3 pylon) bridge. I used up 3 packs of Gulp Jerk Shad and a pack of Gulp! Shrimp. I got some.... Read More